This is his first book and it covers a globe-spanning two year period right after he graduated from Princeton. He was able to publish several more books describing later travels before losing his life on a Chinese junk preparing to sail in it around the world. Although I'm not sure what prompted me to buy this book as a child, I am grateful to have found it. He did not write poetry. For example he was jailed in Gibralter, assulted and almost bitten by a viper in Cambodian jungle, and summiting Mt Fujiyama in the heart of winter all alone. He also roamed the Mediterranean Sea retracing the route followed by Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey and crossed the Swiss Alps on the back of an elephant in a recreation of Hannibal's expedition. Halliburton was not about romance, at least not in his book.
Binding is tight, hinges strong. The vessel was unseaworthy and went down in a storm around March 23-24, 1939. Readers who enjoy him will experience a range of reactions to what he did. The second half included tales from his adventure around Italy to retrace the steps of Odysseus in The Odyssey. What we have of him are his books, and they tell us about ten men, all of them Richard Halliburton.
His tales will leave you in awe—be it from being inspired, impressed, or stupefied. And it's very much a piece of its time, a product of the young author's entitled upbringing and waspish attitudes that can make a modern reader squirm almost as much as the hair-raising tales of his reckless escapades. Halliburton set out to travel the world for 2 years. He took me along in my minds eye especially when he was awed at some of the things he was seeing. He had luck, mostly good but even bad and friends in high places nearly everywhere he went but still! It was so interesting to read about his adventures, and his colourful observations of nations as they existed in 1925. He did not write poetry.
A few facts do not explain him. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. You see, the book almost did not get published. He knew he had a story, indeed, many stories, and he wanted to make writing his career. I can't summarize here all the places he goes nor all the adventures he sees, but the book is a page-turner from start to finish.
It was a genuinely fun read and I had such a hard time putting it down. Several years ago I settled on a biography, which left me more intrigued to unearth his actual writing everything is out of print and ridiculously priced. Especially in times when boundries was more virtual than real, and suspicion among fellow beings came always after givving help and use of humor, not before. The Royal Road to Romance has a voice for readers today with its descriptions of far-off places. I Can Read Nonfiction - Level 2 matches keywords…. However, All his adventures were interesting and his writing is very good.
This was a fun read. It was long and dense and sometimes quite lush in its text and descriptions, but it kept a nice steady pace and always had another surprise around the corner. As a story I think it's a little lacking, being mostly a series of actual events without much arc or structure, except in the shape that it takes on a map, but it was still a very interesting read. But if they read it, it might be good to discuss risk-taking behaviors in this context, because Halliburton seems to have been an extreme thrill-seeker, and that seems to be becoming more and more in vogue these days. Often has this book been praised among those in my fa After graduating from Princeton in the 1920s, young Richard Halliburton only had one plan: see the world. I felt like I was there- I cou I cannot tell you how much I loved this book and how highly I recommend it. You'll find e-books for everyone.
He disappointed me when he cheated others because he ran out of money. One of the previous reviewers raised troubling questions about Halliburton's place in the twenty-first century. But he had not reckoned on the indifference of New York City, where as he put it, life was dog-eat-dog. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. This vivid book, one of many he wrote, tells what happened, from a breakthrough Matterhorn ascent to being jailed for taking forbidden pictures on Gibraltar. Although, yes, the book is dated in attitudes and much has changed in the world, I believe that people who read it can find a sense of fun and wonder they never knew they were missing. It's hard to fathom that these books were written almost 100 years ago, 1920s actually, however, his writing is just as relevant, exciting and full of adventure as any modern-day travelogue.
I'm not going to do a star rating for this book, as it just doesn't work. Along the way he climbed the Matterhorn, was jailed in Gibraltar, swam the Nile, hunted tigers in Bengal, trekked to Leh, hacked his way through Malaysian jungles, reposed in Bali, lost his clothes to Chinese pirates, and scaled Fujiyama in Richard Halliburton, the grandaddy of adventure tourism, left Princeton in the early 1920s to do the world. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. A recent graduate of Princeton, he supported himself by sending travel stories back to American newspapers, which in those days actually paid freelancers. After graduating from Princeton in the 1920s, young Richard Halliburton only had one plan: see the world. This vivid book, one of many he wrote, tells what happened, from a breakthrough Matterhorn ascent to being jailed for taking forbidden pictures on Gibraltar.
Nor is he much of a role model. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Halliburton died just over a decade later drowning while trying to sail a Chinese junk from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Supplemental material may not be included. At first I got a little bored of this book. He was born in 1900.